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Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Zombie Cupcakes - Zilly Rosen (Cookbook)




Released February 15, 2011

www.andrewsmcmeel.com
www.ivy-group.co.uk

If there's one thing that amuses me, it's a good, emphasis on good, zombie movie. Fido, Shaun of the Dead, Zombieland, and even Norway's Dead Snow all are great representations on zombie movies of today that should become classics. When I learned of a cookbook that was presenting cupcake designs with zombie or Halloween themes, I was highly amused and couldn't wait to get my hands on a copy of Zombie Cupcakes.

If you know of the Hello, Cupcake design books, you get the basic premise for Zombie Cupcakes. There are a number of different cupcake designs ranging from falling out eyeball cupcakes to a corpse's hand rising from the grave. Each "recipe" is rated so that you know if it is difficult to make or incredibly easy. A full list of necessary ingredients is given, along with some cake and frosting recipes. Cake recipes include basics like Red Velvet Cake, but also throw in some more unique ones like Honey Cake or Applesauce & Caramel. 

Recipe instructions are easy to follow, so you can rest assured your cupcakes will look like those pictured in the book. Some of the more difficult ones do require a little more talent, such as shaping the a zombie's hand, but the instructions make it seem like even a beginner will be able to turn out something similar, even if it isn't perfect.

Within the recipes, you'll also find some zombie trivia. Take the test and see how you score. I got a perfect score, but then I also admit that there is not likely a zombie movie around that I haven't tried to watch. If it's available with Netflix, I've seen it. From now on, I'll be watching my zombie movies with a zombie-themed treat!

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